It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Marie Ferguson. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Jim (November 23, 2015), her youngest son Dougie, her parents Steve and Mary, sister Fran, Jim’s eldest son Steve and her first husband, Gerald Knowles.
She is survived by her son Steve, daughter Marjorie, grandchildren Zachary and Kaitlin and great grandson Sawyer, Jim’s children Nancy and Robert and daughter-in-law Diana and their families, which include seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Born and raised in Trail, B.C., Marie graduated as a Registered Nurse from the St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1954 and went on to complete a post-graduate course in operating room technique in 1955. After taking a hiatus from nursing to raise a family, she returned to her profession, serving as an RN at the Kootenay Lake District Hospital from 1977 to 1996, working on the third floor where she made many life-long friends.
The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors, especially Doctors Walker and McKechnie, and the many nurses and staff of the Kootenay Lake District Hospital, especially the staff on the third floor, for their kindness, comfort and compassion, as well as Caroline McMahon and the kind and caring staff from the B.C. Interior Health home care. A special thank-you to Marie’s good friend Bev Scott for her caring and more than helpful assistance and friendship over the years.
A celebration of life for Marie and her husband Jim, will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel (616 Vernon Street) in Nelson, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Arthritis Society of British Columbia in Marie’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca